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To study (something) very intensely, especially within a short period of time. My wife specializes in corporate law, so she powerstudies every End User License Agreement we ever have to sign to make sure there's nothing fishy about it. I've got three finals on Monday, so I'm going to be powerstudying all weekend long.

study for (something)

To learn or memorize information in order to prepare for some upcoming quiz, test, examination, etc. I didn't study for my driving test because I figured it would all be intuitive. Needless to say, I don't have my driver's license yet. A: "Do you want to come to the party with us tonight?" B: "Sorry, I'm busy studying for my physics exam."
See also: study

study up on (someone or something)

To learn a lot of information about someone or something, especially in a short span of time. I want to study up on Tokyo before we travel there this summer. I always make sure to study up on any potential candidates before inviting them to an interview.
See also: on, study, up


n. to study hard. I’ve got to powerstudy for the exam. I haven’t cracked a book all semester.
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The present researchers studied preservice teachers' self-efficacy and learning behaviors, such as effort expenditure, assessment of academic accuracy, and time and study management strategies, in an educational psychology course at an urban college.
Study participants typically were asked either to recall what they had already seen--say, a list of five common nouns--or to pick out previously studied items from among two or more choices on "recollection tests.
Because the toxicokinetics of administered TCPy or the DAPs metabolites have not been studied in similar detail as chlorpyrifos, we do not know their toxicokinetics, particularly if their elimination products are TCPy or DAPs or some other chemicals.
A field trip is "a trip arranged by the school undertaken for educational purposes, in which students go to places where the materials of instruction may be observed and studied directly in their functional setting; for example, a trip to a factory, a city waterworks, a library, a museum" (Krepel & DuVall, 1981).
Coston (1994) and Liu (1993) studied groups of students involved in two different treatments with each treatment group being compared to a control group.
Acetaminophen has been widely studied both because of its importance as a drug for humans (misuse of acetaminophen is the most common reason for admission to emergency rooms with acute liver toxicity) and because it exerts a specific regional acute centrilobular (zone 3) necrosis in the liver.
The first field method takes place in situ, in the exact location about which the text being studied was written, I term this method "place-based field studies," since it focuses on the particular places emphasized in environmental texts.
Major methodological considerations should be well articulated, including the implications for aging of the behavioral phenotypes being studied, documentation of solid measurement characteristics, presentation of power analyses to reveal that sample sizes suffice for analyzing the genetic effects being studied, and clear descriptions of the analytical procedures to be employed must be provided.
The elucidation of susceptible individuals who can be studied with rational end points will enhance epidemiological studies and will also help to monitor the impact of regulatory measures to reduce adverse health effects.
Other health end points studied have included elevated blood pressure, angina pectoris, ischemic heart disease, use of antihypertensive or cardiovascular drugs, and consultation with a doctor (for unspecified reasons).